Sir Laurence Olivier

Standard Name: Olivier, Sir Laurence


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Friends, Associates Ngaio Marsh
She had a wide circle of friends and contacts both in England and in New Zealand, where she knew everyone in the theatrical world. At her home in Christchurch she entertained visiting celebrities like, in...
Intertextuality and Influence Josephine Tey
Although Shakespeare 's Richard III clearly plays a major role in shaping the myth of Richard's villainy against which Tey writes, she alludes to this play only in passing, when a character comments on Laurence Olivier
Performance of text Hélène Gingold
After its initial, single performance at the Brighton Pier in Sussex on 4 July 1910, Looking for Trouble went on to a forty-one-performance run at the Aldwych Theatre in London between 13 May and 21...
Performance of text Josephine Tey
Gordon Daviot 's Queen of Scots, directed by Sir John Gielgud and starring Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and a young Laurence Olivier , opened at the New Theatre in London.
Gielgud, Sir John, and Josephine Tey. “Foreword”. Plays by Gordon Daviot, Peter Davies, p. ix - xii.
Weintraub, Stanley, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 10. Gale Research.
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Roy, Sandra. Josephine Tey. Twayne.
Textual Features Aldous Huxley
Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier got top billing, and the film was advertised as The Gayest Comedy Hit of the Screen! Five Gorgeous Beauties on a Mad-Cap Manhunt!
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Textual Features Ngaio Marsh
The core of Play Production is the commonsense of stagecraft and the illusionist assumption of the Victorian theatre, modified by those new ideas which changed the theatre in the first half of the twentieth century...
Textual Features Josephine Tey
Like Richard of Bordeaux, this play follows the troubled career of a less-than-successful ruler and ends with a forced abdication. Daviot's realistic, balanced portrayal of Mary went against conventional representations of the Queen as...
Textual Production Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice has been many times adapted for the theatre and for the large and small screens. Both A. A. Milne and the Australian dramatist Helen Jerome produced stage versions during the 1930s, and...
Textual Production Daphne Du Maurier
DDM sold the film rights for Rebecca to producer David O. Selznick for $50,000. The screenplay was written by Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood , who made several changes and additions to the text...


1944: The Old Vic Company began its season at New...

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The Old Vic Company began its season at New Theatre in London with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson in Ibsen 's Peer Gynt, Shaw 's Arms and the Man, and Shakespeare 's Richard III.

1944: Laurence Olivier directed and starred in...

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Laurence Olivier directed and starred in the film Henry V, making the most of the English patriotic feeling in Shakespeare 's original play.

1949: Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, released the previous...

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Laurence Olivier 's Hamlet,William Shakespeare released the previous year, became the first British film to win the Oscar for best film.

10 May 1951: Actress Vivien Leigh and actor Laurence Olivier...

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10 May 1951

Actress Vivien Leigh and actor Laurence Olivier began the season at St James's Theatre , London, alternately playing Shaw 's Caesar and Cleopatra and Shakespeare 's Antony and Cleopatra.

10 April 1957: Playwright John Osborne's The Entertainer...

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10 April 1957

Playwright John Osborne 's The Entertainer was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London, with Laurence Olivier playing the lead.

October 1973: Peter Hall left the Royal Shakespeare Company...

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October 1973

Peter Hall left the Royal Shakespeare Company to assume directorship of the National Theatre Company (offered him the previous year), in succession to Sir Laurence Olivier .


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